Keystone Resort is a summertime haven, with tons of fun activities, cool mountain weather and the best summer events. Some of the best weekends to plan your visit are whenever there is a festival going on! Keystone hosts at least one festival a month and some months feature two. Check out what’s happening in Keystone this summer and make your summer plans today. SummitCove Lodging has some great deals with summer festival packages to get your lodging and tickets at a discounted rate. Here’s the scoop on the upcoming summer festivals at Keystone Resort.
Bourbon & Bacon Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 23 – 24, 2018
If you are a bacon lover, this festival is a must-attend. Spend the weekend getting your fill on bacon! Tickets include UNLIMITED bacon strip tasting and then you’ll also receive tickets for bacon-inspired cuisine. We’re talking bacon mac and cheese, spinach and bacon salad, bacon ice cream, bacon tacos, bacon bloody marys… the list goes on and on! There is also a bourbon sampling tent and live music all weekend from some rockin’ female cover bands – Lez Zepplin and Hell’s Belles.
Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 14 – 15, 2018
This festival is a little slower paced, with over 300 varieties of wine on hand to taste and free live music throughout the weekend from Will Donato, Gregory Goodloe, Tony Exum Jr., JJ Sansaverino, Jeff Kashiwa Band, Althea Rene Band and the festival favorite, Dotsero! Pair your wines with gourmet food prepared from some of Keystone’s finest restaurants and enjoy the great views in River Run and perfect July weather.
River Run Village Art Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 28 – 29, 2018
Over 80 artists come from across the country to display their work in this juried show in the heart of Keystone. Stroll through the village and see work from painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, photographers, mixed media artists and more. This event is totally free and a great reason to visit Keystone!
Bluegrass & Beer Festival
Saturday & Sunday, August 4 – 5, 2018
This is hands down Keystone’s most popular summer festival and it is back for its 22nd year! This weekend is so much fun! Sample beer from over 40 craft breweries while you listen to some of the best Bluegrass bands in the country with 3 different stages to maximize your music intake. Enjoy amazing food and have fun at this unique summer beer festival in the Rocky Mountains! This year’s music lineup includes Monocle Band, Burn it Blue, Ragged Union, Masontown, The Lonesome Days, Head for the Hills, The Lil Smokies and Mandolin Orange! Don’t miss it and book lodging and tickets early because this weekend typically comes close to selling out!
Mountain Town Music Festival
Saturday, August 18, 2018
This one day event in mid-August focuses on great music and a Colorado ‘harvest’ theme. We all love peaches and you’ll see tons of great peach-infused cuisine. Catch live music from some big headliner acts and enjoy unique vendors with goods and art, many from Colorado! Stay tuned for this year’s music lineup!
Keystone Oktoberfest & The Das Bier Burner 5K
Saturday, September 1, 2018
The send-off summer festival is all sorts of fun, with the Das Bier Burner 5K fun run kicking off the day, followed by Keystone Oktoberfest. Sign up for the Das Bier Burner with your family and friends to participate in a fun 5K run, where you’ll enjoy incredible mountain scenery the whole way, starting and finishing in the heart of River Run! All runners receive an event t-shirt, reusable goody bag as well as a brat & beer after the race at Oktoberfest! Enjoy German themed food and beers, bavarian pretzels, and more while you participate in polka dancing and beer cheers all afternoon! Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and get in a few more outdoor activities in the mountains before the weather turns cold, all happening Labor Day weekend in Keystone! Register for the Das Bier Burner Fun Run before June 30 and take $5 off entries with the code ‘FUNRUN18’. www.DasBierBurner.com.